Lockheed Martin's HIMARS, ATACMS
and GMLRS precision fire solutions provide critical, quick-strike capabilities to U.
, which is about 13 feet in length and 24 inches in diameter, is the U.
is a tactical missile that is nicknamed "steel rain," referring to how pieces of missile fragments fell from the sky during the Iraq War.
Lockheed Martin has produced more than 3,700 ATACMS
missiles, with more than 20 years of on-time deliveries.
The contract will take hardware from early-production ATACMS
Block 1 missiles and establish an enhanced and affordable weapon system capable of eliminating targets without the risk of unexploded ordnance, which obtains the ArmyA[sup.
By 2004, the South Korean Army had purchased some 220 ATACMS
missiles from the United States, Yonhap said.
Keywords: Evolutionary Acquisition, Spiral Development, Incremental Product Development, Risk, Javelin, ATACMS
Impressed by their accuracy, the Army has increased its use of ATACMS
, from 32 missiles fired in Desert Storm 15 years ago to 456 that were launched in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Harris said.
We've got to apply indirect fire and CAS planning to kill the target with anything from the M203 40-mm high explosive (HE) through 60-mm, 81-mm and 120-mm mortars into the artillery of 105-mm, 155-mm to MLRS (multiple-launch rocket system) to ATACMS
(Army tactical missile system)--the entire panoply of indirect fires.
Daniel Dupont, "Observers Surprised by Army's Decision to Kill ATACMS
Block IIA," Inside the Army, 6 January 2000, p.
LTV is the chief contractor for ATACMS
but does not produce the system at East Camden.
Spincraft joins an elite group of companies in receiving this award," said Scott Arnold, Director ATACMS
Program, Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control Division.